Smart Working

It’s time for technology to help the world economy keep moving through smart working!

In the ever-changing, global world we live in, keeping up with new needs, possibilities, and lifestyles is becoming more and more difficult. New technologies, smart devices, and being constantly connected makes a major impact on the work environment. Smart working is a new model of work that uses the new technologies and the development of existing technologies to improve both the performance and the satisfaction that is obtained from the job.

Governments, institutions, and organizations all over the world are pushing smart working more than ever in order to protect people and businesses. We are here to play our part, too, and help businesses implement smart working.

Government policies ae predicted to make smart working the new standard way of doing business over the next 10 years. Don’t miss out on the next, best way of being productive.

Smart working is not only for big companies, because smart working solutions can be browser-based, intuitive, and light yet professional, complete with BYOD capabilities.

Avoid the risk today and consider a smart working solution. Even beyond the current health crisis, there are countless challenges that can keep employees from working in the office (power outages, natural disasters…even noisy office renovations). Letting your employees work remotely is a responsible choice—and more importantly, a tremendous asset for business.

Are you a business owner? Smart working keeps your employees safe and ensures your company stays productive. Smart working is insurance against unpredictable events, allowing your team to work at home RIGHT AWAY or anywhere.

Nutec is here to keep business moving right now. Discover the advantages of smart working, enabling people to work from anywhere outside the office: 20% increased productivity, 30% less expenses in-office maintenance. A 2019 study by flexjobs.com showed that 57% of employees who use smart working are more satisfied with their job than those who work only in the office.

78% of managers consider telecommuting to be the most effective non-economic incentive to retain talent in their company, according to crainsnewyork.com.

Please contact us today to try our smart working package:

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Managing Change

Are you managing change or just taking a chance?

Has the challenging news that permeates the world today got you thinking “what if”? What if your staff can’t come to work tomorrow? What if your customers can’t reach you?

There are a myriad of events and situations that can keep employees from working in the office. Is the risk worth taking a chance, or do you have a plan in place to manage the change? Don’t miss out on the next, best way of being productive. Avoid the risk and plan to deploy a smart working solution for your business now.

Our Hardware as a Service solution may be just the strategy for your business. With a hosted telephone system, your employees will have the opportunity to be productive wherever they work. Smart working provides insurance against unpredictable events, allowing your team to work at home, or anywhere right away. Our smart working solutions can be browser-based, intuitive, and professional, complete with BYOD (bring your own device) capabilities.

For more information on how our smart working solution will work for you, please contact us today to plan a complimentary consultation:

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My cell phone is great, but functionality and office features are limited for use in my office and warehouse.

Cell phone batteries don’t last long enough to use all day.

I don’t want cell phones on my company network

Today’s business environment demands flexible ways of working and excellent customer services.

NEC’s IP DECT delivers on-site wireless telephony that uniquely combines the benefits of IP technology with the superior quality and facilities of the well-established DECT technology. NEC’s wireless solution is compatible with NEC and various third-party systems such as Avaya, Cisco and Mitel.

An IP DECT solution adds wireless phones as extensions to your office phone system. Answer, transfer, be connected anywhere in your office or building. No monthly fees, great reliability and great performance when compared to voice over Wi-Fi, smartphones and smartphone applications.

DEDICATED IP ACCESS POINTS

RANGE OF DECT HANDSETS

Added functionality includes Text and alarm messaging, multi-site mobility, push to talk, location detection and a lone worker solution.

DECT is the favourite technology for wireless on-premises communications. Over the years many innovations have been introduced, and NEC has been at the forefront of all of these. Today, IP DECT plays an important role in connecting and integrating devices, applications and data. Looking to the future, private 5G promises to become a viable option for organizations wanting to deploy their own mobile network without being dependent on the phone company and monthly cell bills. DECT-5G is the specification of the next generation of IP DECT that will pave the way to 5G and ensure seamless integration of present IP DECT technology into future 5G developments.

Contact Nutec today to review your office mobility requirements.

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Contributed by Trevor Naish

The printing press was the big innovation in communications until the telegraph was developed. The telegraph allowed instant communication over vast distances for the first time in human history. Telegraph usage faded as radio became easy to use and popularized; as radio was being developed, the telephone quickly became the fastest way to communicate person-to-person.

The early phone systems were mechanical devices that provided basic communications features serving a small number of phones and telephone lines, having very simple call handling capabilities. For example; to place a call on a specific line you pressed the corresponding button and dialled. If you received an incoming call on a specific line that specific line button would light up on your phone, your phone would ring, and you pressed that specific button to answer the call.

Introduced in the 1960s, the PBX systems, or Public Branch Exchange, were larger systems providing phone service to hundreds of telephones and telephone lines. PBXs were more sophisticated providing powerful features such as dialling plans that routed numbers to specific lines based on the numbers dialled, and grouping several telephone lines under one button on the telephones.

Over the years, advancement in technology for telephone systems went from relays and wire to computer chips and software. You still need wire today, just not as much! The advancements in technology increased the capacities, capabilities, and features of telephone systems in general. The Key Systems became more advanced and powerful, rivalling the features that were once only available on the more expensive and larger PBX systems. Now Key-Systems had dialling plans and could group several telephone lines under one button.

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Today, office phone systems can be built using VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) as well as PBX methodologies. A budget-friendly and feature-rich PBX system or VoIP system is the ideal solution for a growing small business that needs a system to grow with it. They offer all the features a business needs to manage their calls and time. They can also make a business appear bigger than it actually is and assist callers by creating multiple departments and extensions.

Here are some ideas on how to get the most out of your phone system:

Companies Receiving High Call Volumes

Phone systems can handle high volumes of calls efficiently without requiring additional staff to answer incoming calls. Callers to your business will not receive a busy signal and every phone call will be answered and transferred correctly.

Companies with Multiple Offices and/or Remote Employees

Phone systems are able to forward phone calls to employees in their home offices or in other parts of the country. Calls can also be forwarded to employees on the go via their mobile devices.

Companies with Call Volumes that Vary

Companies that have call volumes that vary will want to ensure that every caller gets through. Instead of having to hire and train additional temporary staff to manage the additional call volumes. During busy and unpredictable periods a system can very easily handle the varying call volumes.

Cost Saving Benefits

The cost of a phone system with an automated attendant is much less than the expense of employing someone to answer incoming calls. There’s no need to go through the recruiting and screening process, the training process or salary and benefits to pay. A phone system operates around the clock to ensure all calls are properly directed.

Different Types of PBX Phone Systems?

A PBX or VOIP phone system for a small business should not be considered a one-size-fits-all solution. This is why every system is customizable with a choice of features.

Below are a few different types of systems to select from:

Traditional PBX System

A traditional PBX system utilizes landlines to transfer callers to the different departments or extensions. As this system requires landlines, a business will be required to install various pieces of equipment and pay more expensive costs, including for long-distance calls.

IT services will be needed for these systems to maintain them and to make any changes. Including extra phone lines can be challenging and a business might be limited to the total number of lines they can install.

IP PBX System

Instead of utilizing landlines, an IP PBX System utilizes Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). This means calls are made utilizing an internet connection which can reduce the expense of making long-distance calls.

A potential disadvantage of an IP PBX System is that it needs the installation of a network and to be maintained, which can be expensive. As long as a business has plenty of bandwidth it is easy to add additional phone lines.

Hosted or Cloud PBX System

There’s no need to install any equipment when it comes to a Hosted VoIP PBX system. These systems are operated by a service provider off-site, and all a business needs to do is request the PBX phone service needed and pay the monthly fee for it.

This type of system tends to be feature-rich and budget-friendly. It is one of the most popular choices with small to medium businesses as there’s no requirement for complicated equipment and no need for maintenance fees.

Contact us now to learn about the benefits and potential savings for your business. Please call 1-800-898-3336 or email sales@nutecelectrotel.com

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Go Mobile with MLC

Mobile devices are becoming the primary communications method for most of today’s on-the-go workforce.

Along with the expanded use of mobile phones for business comes the challenge of remaining connected and effective, without the functionality of a networked telephone.

The Multiline Client provides the power of having the functionality of NEC’s desktop phone through Apple and Android mobile devices. In addition, it gives your users access anytime, anywhere – enhancing and streamlining voice communication. With a single number to reach, customers and colleagues can easily contact users. For instance, an employee can have both their desk phone and their MLC ring simultaneously. Let’s say they answer at their desk, but need to run to a meeting outside of the office – simply transfer to their mobile device without interrupting the call.

MLC Mobile delivers a full multiline, self-labelling desktop telephone user experience. A familiar NEC desktop telephone intuitive interface supports 32-line virtual buttons along with features such as

  • Transfer
  • Park
  • Conference
  • Bluetooth capability

Customizable soft keys and ring tones allow for the employee to meet their individual requirements and preferences, just as they would be able to program on a desktop telephone. Call history logs incoming, outgoing, and missed calls, so the user can easily make callbacks and add contacts to their directory.

This client operates internally on your corporate Wi-Fi network, and outside of the network on a reliable VPN connection.

Contact us now to learn how this enhanced feature can benefit your business.

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A vacation is something you wait for all-year-round and the last thing you want to do when the day finally arrives is to worry about your home; wondering whether you closed the upstairs window or the garage door is all too common. 

The good news is these worries can go away with the use of smart home security, which will allow you to take care of things even when you’re away. Through your phone and alarm app, you can eliminate the following worries so they don’t ruin your vacation:

  1. Any concerns related to your home can get tossed out the door because smart home security will notify you if you forgot to lock your front door or didn’t close the garage and the best part is that you don’t have to rush home. You’ll also have the peace of mind knowing that a professional security company is monitoring your home, which is such a relief for travellers. Should your home become a target for burglars, your smart home security system will alert the professionals located at your service providers’ monitoring station so that they can notify the local police.
  2. Worrying about your pets will no longer be a concern because whenever you miss them or want to check in on them, the indoor security cameras will easily allow you to take a look. You will also be able to know exactly when your pet sitter enters your home because you can provide them with a temporary entry code that unlocks your front door and sends you an alert. Even if they were to lose the code, you would have the ability to unlock the door right from your phone.
  3. If a package you’ve been expecting arrives while you are away, you don’t have to worry about it being stolen or sitting on the doorstep, which would be an obvious sign that no one is home. With your smart home security app, you will be notified when your doorbell rings and you can open the camera setting which would allow you to have a quick conversation with the driver to let them know you’ll be unlocking your front door so they can leave the package inside. Once they do, you can lock your door and continue enjoying your vacation. 
  4. Sensors in the alarm system can spot problems related to water and notify you if you need to call a plumber so that you don’t come home to a flood. It even has the ability to trigger a water shutoff or set your thermostat back and notify the right stations if your smoke detectors become activated. 

Nutec Electro Tel can make all of your worries disappear through their smart home security, alarm and telephone systems. They will ensure you spend a lot more time having fun while travelling and a lot less time worrying, so give them a call today!

Front Desk Assistant

 

Improve your visitor experience with NEC’s Front Desk Assistant (FDA)

You can take the visitor management and customer experience to new levels with NEC’s Facial Recognition technology. The FDA features serve to enhance the visitor experience for all types of businesses.

In today’s security-conscious environment, most businesses will track and monitor visitors and keep a record of their time spent on the premises.  NEC’s Front Desk Assistant application transforms your visitor’s experience. With FDA at your receptionist desk, a visitor simply walks up and the application guides them through the process of checking-in/out step by step.

The complete solution includes:

  • Front Desk Assistant application software
  • Option to customize with your business logo
  • Integrated facial recognition software
  • A badge printer

The visitor check-in and out process is streamlined by integrating with NEC’s facial recognition, validating the guest, and automatically processing them.

Host Alerts

Hosts no longer have to wait in the lobby for their visitors.  The FDA will notify the host when their guest arrives.  By not wasting time in the lobby employees will be more productive.  The notification also includes a photo of the visitor to help you identify them in a crowed lobby.

Reports

The Front Desk Assistant records all visitor entries and lets you easily download a detailed report in Excel. You are able to keep a history of all visitors that even includes their picture.

For more information on the Front Desk Assistant or the benefits, you can realize from the FDA solution, please contact us today:

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A survey in 2012 found that 60% of burglars skip a home if it has an automated home security system. Those who entered unawares fled as soon as they realized there was a home security device installed to alert the homeowners and authorities. 

Sensors and smart devices work wonders to protect your home when you’re not around. If you have children with a nanny, ailing seniors or a sick pet at home, modern technology allows you to keep an eye on them when you are not around.

Electronic home security devices discreetly monitor activity patterns and alert you to emergencies, such as health issues or burglary, before they worsen so you can take action right away. The devices collect data about regular behavioural patterns over several days and weeks and is quick to pick up any change as soon as they sense it, thanks to advanced technology. For instance, if a senior in your home leaves the bed at a certain time and has their medication at a prescribed time, the security device will alert you in the event of an unexpected delay so you can rush in and check up on them.

The tools empower you with greater control when you are away, so you enjoy greater peace of mind. If your parents live independently, you can install the devices in their home so you can keep an eye on them remotely. 

Cheaper than Surveillance Cameras

  • Home security systems cost less than surveillance cameras, although they are integrated with more advanced technology. 
  • They protect your belongings and valuables. Burglars look for expensive jewellery, cash, electronics and drugs. In the event of a break-in, you are alerted at once so you prevent your home from being ransacked. If they cut the phone line, for instance, you will be instantly alerted.
  • A home security system integrates seamlessly with other electronic home security devices, such as door locks, smart lights and smart thermostats. 
  • You can connect the security devices to your smartphone, tablet or computer that allows you to access your home remotely from virtually anywhere in the world. Whether you are on a business trip or cruise, your home will be protected 24/7.
  • Some devices have motion sensors so you are notified of emergencies at once.
  • Wireless home security systems ease things when you move into a new home because they are simpler to set up. It allows you to work through your smart home app so you can do without Wi-Fi. 
  • There are fewer chances of experiencing loss from fire, water damage or floods because you alerted instantly. This also means fewer insurance claims.
  • You can keep an eye on school children who come home before you or keep an eye on your pet when you are out running errands. 
  • If someone rings the doorbell, you know who it is before opening the door. 
  • You can put up a display sign saying there are security cameras around the one you install them to keep burglars away. 

Nutec Electro Tel: Custom Designed Smart Home Security Devices for Your Home and Business 

Looking to install a smart home security system or upgrade to a new, more advanced one? Please contact us to arrange a no-obligation consultation.

Digital radio is the future of radio broadcasting. More and more people are upgrading from analog to digital two-way radios, not because they are new but because they are useful. Digital radios have far clearer reception than AM/FM. There is no static, background noise and the digital signal allows for more stations with similar bandwidth. 

Advantages of Digital Radios

Advanced digital radios allow vibrant image displays on built-in screens and recording facilities. Whether you are listening to weather information, global news or albums, display images keep you engaged to the radio content for longer. If you miss your favourite program, your digital radio allows you to record and play it later or even pause and play if you are interrupted by a phone call. It has enhanced the listening experience and sound technology to the next level. 

 

Quite like digital TVs, the biggest advantage with digital radios is that the reception is either perfectly clear or not at all. What you need to purchase is a digital radio receiver or DAB+ receivers (Digital Audio Broadcasting). You will find them at electronics retailers or online stores. 

Why Some Companies Prefer Analog to Digital?

While many companies have moved to fully integrated digital radio systems, there are many businesses that have chosen to stick with analog radios since they function well for small scale operations. 

Digital two-way radios are lesser understood or too advanced for some, so they shy away. Another primary reason is the expensive cost that makes them unaffordable for many. It’s simply cheaper to stick with the older analog model. It’s also challenging for others to upgrade to advanced models if they are digitally challenged.

Why Should You Upgrade to Digital?

There are four main reasons to upgrade to digital radio:

  1. Sound quality – The sound is sharper, less distorted, and eliminates background static. So even from a distance, the sound is sharp and clear. 
  2. Higher security – They are more secure than analog radios. You can add encryption so your two-way conversations to avoid being overheard by a third party. 
  3. Manage calls – You can call a single contact instead of always having to call a group, giving you more control. 
  4. Text messaging facility – Yes, you heard right. Digital radios help you send and receive messages with text messaging tools so you have more options for better communication. 

What you need to choose are digital radios that operate on the same frequency as your current radio. There are new models that can operate in analog mode. If both old and new models operate in the same mode, your investment goes further. 

Garnish your new digital radio with compatible accessories. Those that don’t require batteries, for example, turn out more cost-effective in the long run because you save on battery expenses.

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Planning the transition? Call Nutec Electro Tel. We are technology with a human touch. Budget considerations are part of our philosophy. Our advanced, state-of-the-art digital radios are offered at competitive prices. Browse through our website to see what else we have to offer.

The Impact of 5G

5G networks will potentially transform the way business is conducted through internet markets.

The fifth-generation wireless technologies (5G) promises exciting new services and will impact AI, IoT, media convergence, and create new milestones in connected devices. The 5G technology will provide a higher peak data rate and much greater reliability than its forerunners.

It may be a while before 5G becomes common place. However, it is important to be aware of the technology and what features may be suitable in the future.

What are the pros and cons of 5G?

  • More bandwidth will be available, so devices will run faster.
  • With more bandwidth available, you will be able to use this bandwidth to do more with your smart devices, making them more versatile than ever before.
  • On the flip side, more bandwidth results in less coverage, requiring more cell towers.
  • As this frequency is rolled out, time will tell whether issues will arise with sending and receiving signals.
  • The 4G LTE networks have a peak delivery speed of 100 Mbps while 5G has a peak rate of 20 Gbps. This will provide quicker download for large files and seamless video transmission.
  • Physicians express concerns about the potential negative health effects of 5G radiation. Others argue that 5G frequency is harmless to human bone and tissue.
  • A new series of network security issues are emerging, so monitoring for malicious activity is also critical.

The World Health Organization states that: “Considering the very low exposure levels and research results collected to date, there is no convincing scientific evidence that the weak RF signals from base stations and wireless networks cause adverse health effects.”

Meanwhile, let’s be cautious and keep an eye on developments as this technology proceeds.

For a no-obligation consultation, speak with one of our experts today:

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or email sales@nutecelectrotel.com to arrange a complimentary appointment.